Team

Management

Christian Bettstetter is a professor and head of the Institute of Networked and Embedded Systems at the University of Klagenfurt (Austria). He is also scientific director of Lakeside Labs GmbH, a research and innovation company. He has 20 years of experience in academic and industrial research with emphasis on wireless communications and self-organization in networked systems. Bettstetter holds master and doctoral degrees in electrical and information engineering from TU München (Germany).

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Kornelia Lienbacher is secretary in the team of Christian Bettstetter at the University of Klagenfurt. She manages and supports the team with administrative issues, including financial and travel aspects, and communicates with the university’s central administration.

Senior Researchers


Aymen Fakhreddine is a senior researcher with expertise in wireless communications, networking, and localization. His current emphasis is on cellular-connected drone systems. He holds a doctoral and master degree in telematic engineering from the University Carlos III Madrid (Spain) and a master degree in wireless communication systems from École Supérieure d’Électricité (Centrale Supélec) in Paris (France). Before joining Bettstetter’s team at the University of Klagenfurt, he was a researcher at IMDEA Networks and a visiting student at Singapore University of Technology and Design.

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Udo Schilcher has ten years of experience in research on wireless communications and stochastic modeling in networked systems. He is a senior researcher at the University of Klagenfurt and Lakeside Labs working on interference modeling, reliability in industrial sensor networks, and self-organizing synchronization. Schilcher holds a doctoral degree in information and communications engineering and master level degrees in informatics and mathematics from the University of Klagenfurt (Austria).

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Jorge F. Schmidt holds a doctoral degree and an electronic engineer degree from the Universidad Nacional del Sur (Argentina) and has worked many years in Finland, Argentina, and Spain before coming to Klagenfurt. His expertise is in wireless communications and signal processing. He is a senior researcher at the University of Klagenfurt and a staff member at Lakeside Labs working on reliable ultra-wideband industrial sensor networks.

Researchers and Doctoral Students

Mahin K. Atiq is a research and teaching staff member at the University of Klagenfurt with interests in wireless systems and stochastic modeling. She works toward her doctoral degree in interference prediction in wireless networks. Mahin holds a master degree in information and communication engineering from Sejong University in Seoul (South Korea).

Agata Barciś (previously Gnieweck) is a researcher in the Karl Popper doctoral school on networked autonomous aerial vehicles at the University of Klagenfurt. Her research is on synchronization and swarming in multi-robot systems. She holds a master degree in control engineering and robotics from Wrocław University of Technology (Poland) and gained experience as embedded software developer.

Denis Chernov is a project staff member at the University of Klagenfurt, where he performs software development for embedded communications systems with focus on ultrawideband systems. He holds a diploma degree in electronics and computer systems from Volga State University of Technology (Russia) and has more than five years of experience as embedded software developer in industry.

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Pasquale Grippa has multidisciplinary interests in the analysis of networked, stochastic, and self-organizing systems. He works toward his doctoral degree at the University of Klagenfurt on decision making in drone-based transport systems. Pasquale holds a master degree in electronics engineering from the University of Salerno (Italy). He was a research and teaching staff member at the University of Klagenfurt from 2012 until 2018 and a management consultant at Detecon in 2018.

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Samira Hayat works on her doctoral thesis at the University of Klagenfurt in the domain of multi-drone systems, specifically in wireless networking and path planning with drones for search and rescue missions. She holds a master degree in telecommunications from the University of Trento (Italy). She was a guest researcher at Carnegie Mellon University (USA) in 2016 and a researcher at Lakeside Labs in 2018 and 2019. She is also interested in the ethical and social implications of drones and talked about this topic at popular conferences, like re:publica and TEDxCERN.

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Daniel Neuhold is a research and teaching staff member at the University of Klagenfurt with interests in wireless communications. He works toward his doctoral degree on reliable ultra-wide band sensor networks for airplanes (with Airbus) and industrial applications. Daniel holds a master level degree in information and communications engineering from the University of Klagenfurt (Austria). He was a guest researcher at the University of Southern California (USA) in 2018.

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Micha Sende (previously: Rappaport) is a researcher at Lakeside Labs and a doctoral student at the University of Klagenfurt. He holds a master level degree in computer engineering from RWTH Aachen and gained more than four years of experience as a research and teaching staff member at the University of Klagenfurt. He develops tools for the design of cyber physical system swarms and works on coordinated recharging in robot networks.


Arke Vogell is a research and teaching staff member at the University of Klagenfurt with interests in self-organiziation and network dynamics with applications to robotics and drones. He works toward his doctoral degree in self-organizing synchronization with stochastic coupling. Arke holds a master of science in physics from the University of Hanover (Germany) and did his master thesis at the Max Plank Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization (Germany). He joined Lakeside Labs GmbH in 2016 to work on path planning for drones. He has also been engaged as a student representative for the doctoral program.